Gilda M. (Fasano) Mullen, age 90

of Braintree

Gilda M. (Fasano) Mullen, age 90

Gilda M. (Fasano) Mullen, age 90, a longtime resident of Braintree, died peacefully, Friday, May 28, 2021, at South Shore Hospital, surrounded by her loving family.

Gilda was born in Boston, to the late Nicholas and Carmela (Torone) Fasano. Raised and educated in East Boston, she was a graduate of East Boston High School, Class of 1948. She had lived in Braintree for sixty-three years.

Gilda began her career working for the former Hardware Mutual Insurance Company in Boston. After raising her family, she began working as a bookkeeper for the Municipal Credit Union for the Town of Braintree. She later worked at Town Hall in the Clerk’s office and Tax Collector’s office. Gilda also worked in Copley Square for a medical insurance company.

She was a woman of faith and longtime parishioner of Saint Thomas More Church in Braintree, where she participated in various activities including counting collections. She was also a thirty-year member of the Braintree Catholic Women’s Club, where she served on the board of directors.

She was a member of the Braintree Women’s Club and Braintree Garden Club. She enjoyed ballroom dancing, cake decorating, gardening, and arranging flowers.

Most of all, Gilda was devoted to her family, especially her grandchildren, actively supporting all their many activities and accomplishments.

Devoted mother of Deborah M. Baker of Salem, and William M. Mullen and his wife Kirsten of Abington.

Loving grandmother of Meara Baker, Hannah, Will, Emma, and Lily Mullen. She was predeceased by her grandson, Arthur L. Baker, Jr.

Dear sister of Vincent Fasano of East Boston, and predeceased by Guido Fasano and Millie Brigante. Gilda is also survived by many nieces and nephews.

Visiting hours will be held at the Sweeney Brothers Home for Funerals, 1 Independence Avenue, Quincy, on Tuesday, June 1, from 4-7 p.m. Relatives and friends are invited to attend. A Funeral Mass will be celebrated in Sacred Heart Church, 72 Washington Street, Weymouth, on Wednesday, June 2, at 10 a.m. Interment to follow at Braintree Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations in Gilda’s memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 300 5th Avenue, Suite 6, Waltham, MA 02451 or www.heart.org.

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  • So saddened to hear of Gilda’s passing. She was a dear friend to my grandmother, Marie. She will be greatly missed. Rest In Peace.

  • Gilda was a lovely person, she will be missed.

  • I am so sad to hear about Gilda’s passing. I have many fond memories of her coming over to my Nana’s house for holidays. The two of them were quite the double act in the BCWC for years! They put so many smilies on people’s faces with their antics. She was such a wonderful friend to our grandmother and she will be dearly missed. Your family is in my prayers during this difficult time.

  • I am so sorry to hear of Gilda’s passing. What a wonderful friendship she shared with my mother. She will be missed.